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Japan can learn from Israel about how to win cyberwars

Nurturing talent to think outside the box key to bolstering cybersecurity

Left: Members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces take lessons in cyberdefense in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. Right: Veterans at a hotline facility at Israel's Computer Emergency Response Center in Beersheba, Israel. (Source photos by Keiichiro Sato and Reuters)

TOKYO -- Cyberattacks have drastically jumped around the world, and Japan may have become easy prey.

Between September and November last year, Japan was targeted with the second-highest number of cyberattacks in the world after the U.S., according to a recent report by Canadian cybersecurity company BlackBerry, which said 8% of the 1.76 million attacks it had detected in the period were directed at Japan.

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